Challenging life stages

Latest Issue: April 2014

Australian Family Physician is the official journal of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. AFP aims to provide relevant evidence based, clearly articulated information to Australian GPs to assist them in providing the highest quality patient care; applicable to the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work and to all GP roles as clinician, researcher, educator, practice team member and opinion leader.


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Challenging life stages

April 2014 Vol 43(4) 161-240

This month's articles include cognitive decline, paediatric palliative care, perinatal mental health, struggling at school, chronic disease management plans, hip pain in young adults and rational test ordering.

Recent issues

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March 2014 Vol 43 (3) 81–160

This month's articles include sports-related concussion, epilepsy, chronic headache, epilepsy in pregnancy, Vitamin D levels, chronic hepatitis B and the art of communication.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

January/February 2014 Vol 43 (1) 1-80

This month's articles include managing skin infections, antenatal care, mental health, cultural mentors, integrated clerkships and Klinefelter syndrome.

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Juggling resources

December 2013 Vol 42 (12) 833–912

This month's articles include resource allocation, multimorbidity, overdiagnosis, HCV treatment initiation, lymphoedema and wound management.

AFP Cover 2013 November


November 2013 Vol 42 (11) 753–832

This month's articles include osteoarthritis, viral arthritis, neck pain, ankylosing spondylitis, REM sleep behaviour disorder, irritable bowel syndrome and acute scrotal pain.

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